Wegmans Cruelty is a half hour documentary produced by a small investigative team from the organization Compassionate Consumers. Organization members contacted Wegmans Food Markets to try to hold some meaningful dialogue about the conditions at Wegmans Egg Farm, and were then misled and dismissed by Wegmans representatives. The team set out to capture actual footage inside the farm and create a film based on their experience. The film features statements from Wegmans representatives, interviews with the investigators, and footage of what life and death is like inside of a battery cage facility.
August 1, 2005
Best Food Animal Film Yet
This documentary produced by Compassionate Consumers is the best documentary I've seen released about food animal production. There is no pathetic, graphic, PETA, force-it-down-your-throat manipulation intended to make you change. Instead, this documentary is about Wegman's egg farming practices and the many things which us Wegman's customers didn't know about their eggs.
This is a professional quality video. I purchased the DVD from their WegmansCruelty.com website and it comes loaded with bonus features not found on the mpeg4 download. The DVD features page is very well done, much better than most DVDs from the major studios. The scenes are cut together well, the shots are crisp and colorful, and there is no scary slaughter footage(I won't watch those videos). The interviews were particularly well done, both in brevity and people interviewed.
They never stray from their point with this video. It is extremely well done.